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Fish barrier removal work begins Oct. 9 on SR 305 in Suquamish

Posted 10/05/2023

SUQUAMISH – People traveling on State Route 305 should take note as a new fish barrier removal project is set to kick off between Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island.

SR 520 closed across Lake Washington this weekend beginning Friday night, Oct. 6

Posted 10/05/2023

SEATTLE – Drivers traveling across Lake Washington should plan ahead for a weekend State Route 520 closure starting Friday, Oct. 6. The SR 520 closure will span between Interstate 5 in Seattle and 92nd Avenue Northeast in Clyde Hill beginning at 11p.m. on Oct 6, through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9.

It's not an Appetite for Destruction, just work to stay ahead of the November Rain

Posted 10/05/2023

This autumn brings the start of two major projects on the state's busiest freeways and a major milestone for another long-term project.

New Revive I-5 work in south Seattle starts Oct. 9

Posted 10/04/2023

SEATTLE – Revive I-5 – work to preserve the state’s busiest freeway – has another major project about to get underway. This effort will improve the driving surface on northbound and southbound Interstate 5 between Lucile Street and the Duwamish River.

Ramp meters set to activate on eastbound SR 16 in Gig Harbor and Tacoma Oct. 16

Posted 10/02/2023

GIG HARBOR – Travelers who use eastbound State Route 16 in Gig Harbor and Tacoma will soon see active ramp meters along the roadway.

Public invited to provide input for paths in the lower Yakima Valley

Posted 09/28/2023

The public is invited to participate in an online survey to provide input on a plan to create paths in the lower Yakima Valley called the Heritage Connectivity Trails (HCT). Survey results will help Washington State Department of Transportation and project stakeholders design paths where they are needed most.

Plan ahead: SR 520 closed across Lake Washington this weekend beginning late Friday night, Sept. 29

Posted 09/28/2023

SEATTLE – Drivers traveling across Lake Washington should plan ahead for a weekend closure of State Route 520 starting late Friday evening, Sept. 29. The SR 520 closure is from Interstate 5 to 92nd Avenue Northeast in Clyde Hill and lasts from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2.

Night closure of SR 507 near Bucoda begins Thursday, Sept. 28

Posted 09/25/2023

BUCODA – Travelers will need to plan for a night closure along a short segment of State Route 507 south of Bucoda. From 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 to 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, the highway will close to all travelers.

New ramp meter from 24th Street East to northbound SR 167 in Sumner going live Oct. 9

Posted 09/25/2023

SUMNER – Beginning Oct. 9, a new ramp meter at the 24th Street East on-ramp to northbound State Route 167 in Sumner will activate when congestion builds near Steward Road.

Northbound US 101 Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam overnight closures resuming the week of Sept. 25

Posted 09/22/2023

At the beginning of summer, we kicked off a project to repair the machine rooms that help operate the northbound US 101 Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam. Crews will be able to complete the project the week of Sept. 25.

Slow down on ice and snow.

It's easier to skid or lose control traveling at higher speeds. Give yourself more time to stop.

Carry chains, practice installing them.

Winter conditions could mean chains are required on your route. Practice putting them on your vehicle ahead of time.

Pack your winter car kit.

Carry extra supplies like warm clothing, ice scraper and brush, jumper cables and other emergency items.